Webinar on “The Impacts of Financial Inclusion: From a global review of reviews, what can we know about Southeast Asia?”


In this webinar, Dr Philip Mader presents his findings in a first-of-its-kind study in international development, a systematic Review of Reviews of the impacts of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries.



Webinar on “Consumer Finance and Credit Risk in Vietnam: Shifting Uncertainty to Family and Social Networks”


In the last webinar of the series, Dr Nicolas Lainez, Mr Trinh Phan Khanh and Ms Bui Thi Thu Doai discuss how consumer finance draws on family and social networks to reduce the uncertainty inherent to credit transactions in Vietnam, a country where 60 per cent of the population is un(der)banked and lacks credit history.



Webinar on “Frontier Finance: The role of microfinance in debt and violence in post-conflict Timor-Leste”


In this webinar, Dr Melissa Johnston discussed what can the study of microfinance in post-conflict contexts tell us about its use in a post-covid environment.



Webinar on “Filling the voids left by the Formal Sector: Informal Borrowings by Poor Households in Northern Mountainous Vietnam”


In the thirteenth webinar of the webinar series on Financial Transformation, Dr Pham Bao Duong shared his study of 400 poor households in Thai Nguyen province, Vietnam, in order to examine the current accessibility, loan purposes, the different types of and effects of informal credits on poor households.



Webinar on “Ongoing Challenges of COVID-19 for ASEAN: Quantitative Analyses and Policy Responses”


In this webinar, Dr Kensuke Tanaka presented key findings of the 2021 edition of the OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India and discuss the importance of reallocating resources to digitalisation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic



Webinar on “SDGs and Business Contribution in Southeast Asia”


In this ISEAS-RIETI joint webinar, the speakers looked into the progress achieved in meeting some of the key elements of SDGs in Southeast Asia and reflected on the importance of aligning post-pandemic economic and social recovery with the SDGs.



Webinar on “Lessons from Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic: Singapore and Taiwan”


In this webinar, Dr Benjamin Ong and Dr Deborah Elms shared about the respective experience in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore and Taiwan.



Webinar on “Regulating Over-indebtedness: Local State Power in Cambodia’s Microfinance Market”


In this webinar, Dr Nathan Green shared on his paper on the over-indebtedness crisis suffered by Cambodian borrowers, Dr Green argues that local authorities performing key regulatory roles of the state are essential for the microfinance market to function.



Webinar on “Drivers of Ar-Rahnu (Pawn) Acceptance: Malaysian Evidence”


In this webinar, Dr Hassanudin Mohd Thas Thaker shared on his research paper on Ar-Rahnu or pawn financing as a form of personal borrowing in Malaysia.



Webinar on “Exploring Differences in Rural Household Debt between Thailand and Vietnam: Economic Environment versus Household Characteristics”


In the eighth session of the webinar series on Financial Transformation, Credit Markets and Household Debt in Southeast Asia, Dr Bezawit Beyene Chichaibelu and Prof Hermann Waibel presented their paper on the subject of the differences in rural household debt between Thailand and Vietnam.